Amy Schumer Defends Gayle King Against Backlash Over Kobe Bryant Interview

Written by Kecia Gayle February 9, 2020
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Amy Schumer Defends Gayle King Against Backlash Over Kobe Bryant Interview

Oprah and Susan Rice aren’t the only ones standing by Gayle King’s side. Actress and comedian Amy Schumer are now speaking out in support of the CBS This Morning anchor after she received heavy backlash over her latest interview about Kobe Bryant.

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As we previously reported, Oprah shared that her good friend has been harassed and even received death threats for asking about Kobe Bryant’s sexual assault case during the interview with WNBA star Lisa Leslie. While most people have agreed that the question was uncalled for, there are folks defending Gayle and saying there is no need for any threats.

Amy Schumer feels the same way as she took to Twitter to sound off on all the hate against Gayle. She tweeted,

“I stand fiercely with @gayleking one of the most beloved journalists, mothers, and friends of our time,” Schumer wrote on Instagram Saturday. “However you feel about her interview, her receiving serious death threats is disgustingly unfair and unacceptable. Shame on you CBS for putting her in this position. #standwithgayle.” Schumer’s post was liked by model Ashley Graham.

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